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johnnydrama
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Kafka, I just noticed this thread. I have a lot of catching up to do but keep them coming. BTW, I, too, am a fan of Combat(bayonet exclamation point!)

ETA I want to Bookmark this thread but I don't see that option. Anybody know what gives?



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Blue Velvet
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Star at the right of your post.





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Kafka
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I want to thank all the responders to this thread -- both of you

If people are actually watching some of this stuff I might start posting in it more often

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I, too, am a fan of Combat (bayonet exclamation point!)

The mark of a true fan

Have you seen Hell Is For Heroes? That's Hell Is for Heroes, not "Hills Are for Heroes"






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Star at the right of your post.

Aha! Thanks! Is that something new? I thought in the past I clicked on something that said "Bookmark this thread."


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Have you seen Hell Is For Heroes?

I have, but not in a long time. Guess I'll have to add it to the queue.






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OBUDan
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Thanks for sharing. I bookmarked so I could come back and watch when I have time.





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Blue Velvet
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Aha! Thanks! Is that something new? I thought in the past I clicked on something that said "Bookmark this thread."
Correct. That was then, this is now. It's a new feature.






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Lou Gehrig, Movie Star



















Watch online






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Kafka
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Away From it All

Heartwarming travelogue






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Just realized this thread goes back a ways. Nice selections, Kafka.

BTW, I remember watching Omnibus on tv as a very small child.

I loved Combat. Really good

Ernie Kovacs . . . there'll never be another group like the Nairobi Trio.









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Bookmarking the shite out of this thread. Keep it up





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Hugo Stiglitz
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Lol at thread title adjustment





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Great Moments In Television

Norman Mailer and Gore Vidal Feud on the Dick Cavett Show (1971)



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the 1971 Dick Cavett Show appearance in which Vidal and rival novelist Norman Mailer engaged in a quarrel so heated and uncomfortable that it puts the staged squabbles of modern-day reality shows to shame.

The altercation, which Slate television critic Troy Patterson detailed in 2007, got its start off-camera when Mailer head-butted Vidal in the green room. But the physical violence between the public intellectuals had nothing on the rhetorical violence; Mailer went on to announce in front of host Cavett, journalist Janet Flanner, and a live studio audience that Vidal was “absolutely without character or moral foundation or even intellectual substance."




The Guest From Hell -- Savoring Norman Mailer's legendary appearance on The Dick Cavett Show







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Are they arguing about which of them is more overrated?





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Kafka
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Are they arguing about which of them is more overrated?


I've only read some Mailer non-fiction, not his novels.

Many of Vidal's historical novels are quite entertaining: Creation, Julian, and the American series Burr, 1876, etc... His play The Best Man is a very witty expose of power politics.

They've both written interesting essays -- see Vidal's United States and Mailer's Advertisement's For Myself.






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The Great Gatsby (1949)




By 1949 F. Scott Fitzgerald had pretty much been completely forgotten, an unwanted relic of the frivolous Roaring '20s. As it happened, Paramount was desperately searching for a vehicle to suit their top star Alan Ladd, and discovered they owned the rights to something called The Great Gatsby, having filmed the novel before as a silent. Since the book dealt with bootlegging and gangsters (kinda), the studio figgered it could provide a role for Ladd as well as exploit the increasing postwar nostalgia for the carefree and innocent Twenties (every generation thinks the previous one was carefree and innocent).

So this film version of TGG has been filtered through Hollywood's standard noir gangster structure, in the same way the '49 version of All The King's Men was. As a result it's not completely faithful to the book -- at one point Gatsby is shown shooting a guy from a moving car! But it's much better as a movie than the Redford version, and I shudder to even think what Baz has done to Scott, the poor dumb son of a bitch.

IMO it's Ladd's best performance (and that includes Shane). The noir look (photography, art direction) is very good. And best of all, there's no rap.


The eyes have it



Confrontation at the Plaza hotel



Publicity photo intended to make people think TGG was a gangster movie (also note Ladd wearing fedora and trenchcoat in the poster)



A really, really weird publicity photo




Special extra added bonus addition:

The Trailer for the silent 1926 version

Unfortunately the film itself is lost. The trailer is the only surviving footage.

Interesting to see how the material was filmed in the era it was written.









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I'm your Huckleberry.


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intended to make people think TGG was a gangster movie


Yea, that poster looks nothing like you'd expect from Gatsby.






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LINK

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The great Italian poster artist Anselmo Ballester, who worked for more than half a century, has more breathtaking designs than I can encompass in one single post


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When I asked Dave Kehr, author of the Museum of Modern Art’s invaluable 2003 book Italian Film Posters and an avid collector himself, about Ballester I knew I was onto a good thing when he called him “for my money, the greatest movie poster artist of all time.”


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Under contract to Columbia, the studio for whom Rita Hayworth was the biggest star in the 1940s, Ballester got to design many of Hayworth’s posters. As Kehr writes, “Ballester’s Hayworth is an icon of joy and sensuality—head thrown back, red hair streaming, captured in a swirl of motion.” That is particularly true of the poster for Affair in Trinidad (1952), in which a vibrant, devil-may-care Hayworth, bursting out of the poster’s frame, laughs in the face of Glenn Ford’s monochrome brutality.


Ballester's use of color is often very impressive:
















Anselmo Ballester (1897-1974)







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Killer poster too






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In memory of Jean Stapleton:

Justice For All -- the never aired pilot for All In The Family (1968)

This long lost pilot was rediscovered in 2009. Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton are Archie and Edith Justice, while different actors play Richard (not Mike), Gloria, and Lionel.

As much as I hate to say it, this does make you long for Rob Reiner. The TV series Lionel was much better as well.

This starts very slowly, but after an awkward first scene Archie and Edith show up, and it begins to resemble All In The Family -- although the character of Edith is a bit less naive here than in the series.






Those Were The Days -- the second unaired pilot for All In The Family (1969)

This was lost for decades until unearthed in the late '90s. Once again different actors play the younger roles. The actor playing "Meathead" is especially miscast -- he seems more like a working class lout than Archie does.









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